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India: Militants attack checkpoint in Kashmir September 7 /update 3

Suspected militants attack police checkpoint in Anantnag district (Jammu and Kashmir) September 7; one officer wounded

08 Sep 03:04 AM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 9/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/22/2018, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India
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Event

Police officials reported that militants assaulted a police checkpoint in Anantnag district (Jammu and Kashmir state) on the night (local time) of Friday, September 7. Security forces killed one terrorist during the fighting and one police was wounded. According to the police, the militants were attempting to steal weapons from the checkpoint. Additional militant attacks on security forces are possible in Kashmir in the near-term.

Context

Insurgents (locals or Pakistani nationals) have been fighting Indian rule in Jammu and Kashmir since 1989. Some 70,000 people have died and many more have been injured in related violence, uprisings, and military crackdowns.

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor developments to the situation, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

As a reminder, some Western governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably including areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.

 

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